Mountain Discovery Charter School

890 Jenkins Branch, Bryson City, NC 28713 | (828) 488-1222
  • Grades: KG-8
  • Student Enrollment: 162
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2.5 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 162 elementary school students from grades KG-8
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Yes
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 1879, Bryson City, NC 28713
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Carter Petty
  • Fax: (828) 488-0526
  • Website:
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
  • Charter School
Additional School Details
Date School Opened: 30-JUN-02
School Calendar Description: Traditional
School Schedule: Semester
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 162
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 13.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 101 (62.3%)
  • Females: 61 (37.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Mountain Discovery Charter School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian1811.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Mountain Discovery Charter School
  Number Percent
1st Grade1911.7%
2nd Grade1911.7%
3rd Grade1911.7%
4th Grade1911.7%
5th Grade1911.7%
6th Grade1911.7%
7th Grade1911.7%
8th Grade116.8%
Source: NC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 2.5

2.5 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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5 reviews for Mountain Discovery Charter School

  • Reviewed by Community Member on May 04, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Poor leadership! These kids just run wild out in the community. When my husband and I were out hiking in the GSMNP a huge group of them ruined our tranquil hike. Why don't these people follow the laws? It is illegal to have that many people in the park. They should be fined.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on January 24, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My kids hated this school! They are now thriving at the public school. The middle school seems to have no supervision or curriculum. Found the teachers to be aloof and demeaning.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on January 12, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My child has attended MDCS for 4 years. I am dismayed by the negative review. Our experience has been positive. We have enjoyed our interactions with all of the staff and our daughter is thriving.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on November 24, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Mountain Discovery Charter School was a horrible experience for me and my child. I pulled my children out mid semester.

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